Apr 11, 2021  
2016-2017 Official General Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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CST 119 - Computer Concepts and Applications


A foundation course for computer studies majors who have already had some exposure to computers.  The lecture and lab will cover basic concepts in computer science and information science.  The use of word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software will be covered through a series of self-directed projects.  Lecture and lab content includes an introduction to computer architecture, data representation, networks, database systems, systems analysis, CASE tools, operating systems including an introduction to DOS and UNIX, comparison of programming languages, Internet, Web page development, computer history and ethics.  Students should have completed a high school computer science course, which focused on the use of the Office suite, or CST 105/CST 106.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  High School Computer course or CST 105 Computer Applications or CST 106 Computers in Technology

Credits: 3
Hours
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  List at least five historical inventions that lead to the development of modern computers.
2.  List and demonstrate ten core document preparation concepts in Word.
3.  List and demonstrate ten core spreadsheet concepts in Excel.
4.  List and demonstrate ten core presentation techniques in PowerPoint.
5.  List and demonstrate ten core databases in Access.
6.  List and demonstrate five core Office 2007 integration techniques.
7.  List and demonstrate five core programming concepts in Visual Studio.
8.  List and demonstrate five core diagramming concepts in Visio.
9.  State verbally and in written documentation, ten core issues in computer ethics today.
10.  State verbally and in written documentation, ten core issues in computer security today.
11.  State verbally and in written documentation, twelve key components to a computer system.
12.  Convert to and from binary, decimal, octal, and hexadecimal number systems.
13.  Add and subtract in binary, octal, and hexadecimal number systems.
14.  State verbally and in written documentation, ten core operating systems concepts.
15.  State verbally and in written documentation, the three main network models.
16.  State verbally and in written documentation, the various network protocols and standards.
17.  List and demonstrate five core Web development techniques using PowerPoint and Notepad.
18.  State verbally and in written documentation, five core file systems concepts.
19.  State verbally and in written documentation, the relationship between software engineering and the creation of applications.



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